Short Stories for German Readers
In autumn 2017, the Goethe-Institut Hanoi invited writers in Vietnam to submit short stories which would give German readers an impression of life in Vietnam today. We received several hundred submissions. For these contributions we would like to sincerely thank you. We received stories about everyday life, about life in the city, in the countryside, about being together with the family, with friends, with animals at home and in nature. Each of the story was touching and heartwarming.
We asked five connoisseurs of Vietnamese literature to help us choose ten best stories. They received the submissions in anonymous form. They had to fight through hundreds of pages of texts. A big thank you for that, which cannot be compensated with money.